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Chinese Journal Of Biological Control ›› 2019, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 674-681.DOI: 10.16409/j.cnki.2095-039x.2019.05.030

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Current Status, Problems and Prospects of Entomopathogenic Fungi in Controlling Fall Armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda

ZHANG Wei, PENG Guoxiong, XIA Yuxian   

  1. Genetic Engineering Research Center/College of Life Sciences, Chongqing University/Chongqing Engineering Research Center for Fungal Insecticides, Chongqing 400030, China
  • Received:2019-09-10 Online:2019-10-08 Published:2019-10-26

Abstract: The fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) is an important agricultural pest worldwide, damages crops seriously and is difficult to control. Entomopathogenic fungi have abundant strains with some important advantages in controlling insect pests, e.g. easy prevalence, hardly eliciting resistance in insect pests. Thus, they have great potential in controlling the fall armyworm. To make full use of entomopathogenic fungi in S. frugiperda control, we reviewed here the current status and analyze problems existing in control of the fall armyworm with fungal pathogen. Directions in future research on controlling of S. frugiperda with entomopathogenic fungi were also proposed.

Key words: Spodoptera frugiperda, chemical pesticide, resistance, fungal pesticide, integrated pest management

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